If you love roasting winter squash like Butternut, Delicata, etc but dread peeling and cutting it (or fear losing a finger), I just learned a great tip today that I thought was worth sharing.
Yesterday I posted a recipe for roasted winter squash, and someone left a comment with this wonderful tip (THANK YOU!), so naturally the first thing I did this morning was grab my squash and test it out. Worked like a charm! Here’s how easy it is to do…
Pierce the skin of the squash with a fork or knife all over.
Microwave the squash anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes, or longer if needed depending on the size.
Let it cool, them start peeling and cutting! The microwave softens and loosens the skin, making it fall off more easily.